Renovation and Rehabilitation of old structures

Renovation and rehabilitation of old structures is more sought-after in the recent times owing to the susceptibility of such buildings to overtime damage. Old structures like historical buildings have a social importance as well as are repositories of some old memories. Naturally, maintenance is just not enough. Every structure has its own habitable life and there is a need to preserve by having Renovation and rehabilitation of old structures.

What is Renovation and rehabilitation of old structures?

It refers to the process of returning a structure to its habitable state. Renovation of old structures proceeds with assessment of the property to be renovated. This can be done by techniques like BIM. Structural work is started to initially to ensure a stable structure for the following fittings like plumbing, electricity, ventilation depending on the type and purpose of the structure. Renovation ends with tasks like paintings and floor coverings. Different types of renovation exist depending on quantity and area of repair needed –

Quantitative:

  • Major Renovation
  • Minor Renovation

Qualitative:

  • Structural Renovation
  • Cosmetic Renovation

Rehabilitation of old structures is the reuse of such structures for up-to-the-minute use with proper reconstruction of the essentials without hurting any possible social ties or losing any historical values. Thus the first step is to maintain the authenticity of the place and planning accordingly. It is followed by diagnosis of the physical space which can be done in different levels.

  • Restoration and meticulous rehabilitation.
  • Integration
  • Strict restoration and reinterpretation
  • Reconstruction

The different levels can be decided as to their degree and number after diagnosis. This helps in better and deeper adaptation without or minimised intervention to the social values.

Renovation and Rehabilitation of old structures are important processes for reinstating old structures to their glory as also helping them adapt to their contemporary lives. Proper analysis, planning and timely execution are the requirements of an efficient renovation and rehabilitation of old structures.

Civil & Structural Engineering

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Civil construction Works
BIM Outsourcing in Japan

Skytree provides civil and structural engineering solutions for high rise buildings, industrial structures, power plants, infrastructure projects etc., out of which many of them are located in severe zones of earthquake and few in hurricanes. It serves clients in Japan, USA, UK, South East Asia & MENA with universally accepted simulation techniques & software. We have strong engineering capabilities in using STAAD PRO, ETABS and SS3 matching International standards. The team has expertise and is well versed with ACI, JSCE, EURO, British and Indian codes to perform analysis, design and detailing of RCC, Structural Steel, Pre-stress Concreteand Precast structures. It has inbuilt art of handling engineering as an outsourcing outlet for many parts of the world with most economical & competitive pricing.

Building Information Modelling

Structural Works in Japan
Animated Apartement
4D construction sequencing using REVIT

BIM team of Skytree have a strong association with BIM concept from the time BIM was introduced. BIM is the smartest way of handling the project starting from concept design till completion. The main purpose of this technology is to capture reality, control, improve collaboration, simulate & visualize, resolve conflict, sequence the steps for construction and construction management including costing, scheduling and facility management and present all the aspects of project completely.

Skytree is adept at:

  • BIM Architectural services
  • BIM structural services
  • MEP services
  • 4D/5D simulation services
  • Rebar Fabrication services
  • Clash detection, Rendering & Animation services.

Civil Information Modeling (CIM)

Civil Information Modelling

In civil engineering domain, we have shifted our focus to a fully integrated “Design to Construction workflow, introducing the ability to streamline designs, reviews, cost estimates, constructions and as-builts. To reach here we have thrown 2D mentality out and fully embracing the concept of 3D in construction technology. This technique is an upcoming tool which is going to be a great hit in Construction Industry. Large constructions where the sequences/ planning are prepared by construction managers tend to come cross many flaws which delay the construction progress and lead to monetary losses. These will be definitely avoided by this technology.

Architectural Services

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Structural designs by Skytree consulting
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Skytree provides support services to architects for their design development, landscaping projects and to develop 3D models using 2D drawings. We collaborate with architects to perform a particular portion of the design services using Revit modelling, CAD for hand drawn details by Architects.

CAD Services

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cad Virtual Building construction

Skytree provides CAD services in the following areas:

  • RCC Detailing & BBS
  • Structural steel detailing & Material Take off
  • Architectural drafting
  • MEP drafting
  • PDF to CAD services
  • Fabrication and Shop drawings

Any CAD services we provide, we make sure all the engineering inputs are reflected in the drawings/ models and review with engineering point of view.

Structural Assessment and Rehabilitation

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Structural engineers
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Structural engineer
Structural engineers using BIM

In principle, Old and heritage buildings are assessed for the fatigue stresses during their life span. We have been identified as a prime consultant by Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd.,(BMRCL) to assess all the distressed buildings subjected to tunneling effects. Till date numerous buildings have been reviewed, assessed and suitable recommendation have been made.

Normally, we assess the structures by visual inspection, study the settlement reading, crack data, tilt and arrive at conclusion to certify the fitness of the structure. Based on the above study & severity of the damage in building, we appropriately recommend the rehabilitation.